A five-week online course that will make you a better problem solver and improve the performance of your projects by teaching you to apply system thinking in technical environments.
- START DATE October 3, 2022
- TIME COMMITMENT 4-5 Hours per Week
- DURATION 5 Weeks
- FORMAT Online
- PRICE $1,349
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Apply system thinking to improve the performance of your projects. Understand how systems thinking is used in diverse areas such as logistics & transportation, project management, and computation. Participate in a project management simulation to apply the concepts learned, and engage in activities to contextualize each concept.
View the week by week schedule here.
This course is also offered in Spanish. Enrollment is managed through our collaborator, Global Alumni
- Understand the foundation of system thinking and the concepts of emergence, function, and performance.
- Identify and describe the relationships among entities in systems applied to your own experience.
- Identify how system thinking is applied in technical environments such as logistics & transportation, and computation.
- Apply the system dynamic method to understand complex processes.
- Create models of systems based on networks and on dynamics.
- Practice concepts from the course through a project management simulation.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL
Technical professionals looking to advance their essential skills to improve the performance of their projects and processes.
Individual contributors who want to perform at their highest potential.
Managers intent on architecting successful, collaborative, and happy teams.
This course is especially relevant to project managers, product managers, and anyone working with complex, interrelated systems.
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
LEARN BY DOING
Practice system thinking through activities, reflection, and simulations to apply the concepts to your personal and professional systems.
LEARN FROM OTHERS
Connect with an international community of professionals while working on projects based on real-world examples.
LEARN ON DEMAND
Access all of the content online and watch videos on your schedule.
REFLECT AND APPLY
Bring your new skills to your organization, through examples from technical work environments and ample prompts for reflection.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUCCESS
Earn a Professional Certificate and 2.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
Gain insights from leading MIT faculty and industry experts.
WHAT LEARNERS ARE SAYING
TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM COMPANIES LIKE THOMSON REUTERS, REFINITV, AND BOEING HAVE COMPLETED THIS COURSE.
DAYANDA SHENOY, TECHNICAL LEAD AT THOMSON REUTERS
The course material is organized very well and intuitively. I can now visualize Systems in a different dimension and see different components and the…Continue Reading
SUMITRA RAO, DIRECTOR, SECURITY CONSULTANCY AT REFINITIV
System Thinking course by MIT xPRO is an amazing course that I took just recently. It skillfully imparts the foundational concepts of Systems Thinkin…Continue Reading
MAX OSBORNE, ENGINEERING MANAGER, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT BOEING AEROSTRUCTURES AUSTRALIA
The MIT Systems Thinking course provided me with valuable insights, new language and concepts to apply to my job, and different ways of approaching e…Continue Reading
MIT FACULTY AND INSTRUCTORS
Edward F. Crawley
Ford Professor of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director CSAIL, MIT
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
News and Events
MIT xPRO's System Thinking Course Team Office Hours
In this live office hours, the MIT xPRO System Thinking course team provided a brief overview of the five-week online course and answers our attendee…View Recording
Applying System Thinking in Technical Environments
MIT's John Sherman discusses the upcoming online course System ThinkingView Recording
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